What is Diversity Thunder Bay?
Diversity Thunder Bay consists of groups and organizations concerned about the issues of diversity and racism in Thunder
Bay, Ontario. These members have cooperated over the years on a variety of initiatives and committees. Diversity Thunder Bay
was established as a result of the need to re-evaluate the effectiveness of our community's anti-racism initiatives and to
collectively address the issue of racism. Racism has effects on some of our community's most vulnerable residents, and a real
cost to the community as a whole.
Over the past fifteen years, a number of initiatives have been developed and implemented.
These initiatives range from the March 21st International Day Against Racism, June 21st Aboriginal Day Celebrations, and Heritage
Days, to advisory committees, policy making and anti-racism education.
Eventually, a vision of a new body working
from a more permanent, year-round basis developed. Diversity Thunder Bay, organized in 2000, is that new body. The Diversity
Thunder Bay coalition consists of representatives from many organizations, spanning business, education, political, multi-cultural
and other sectors.